Going Down The Rabbit Hole


Published on

Alice in Wonderland provides a metaphoric backdrop to describe a journey to an extraordinary personal learning network.

Published in: Education, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Going Down The Rabbit Hole

  1. 1. <ul><li>Alice meets her Personal Learning Network </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Dr. Richard A. Schwier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected me to the possibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rick's Cafe Canadien </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dr. Alec Couros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenged me to think differently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Thinking & Digital Pedagogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Thinking Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Jones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentored me in other worlds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>injenuity </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>The Story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice and Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Cards Fall </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why Alice in Wonderland? </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrations by John Tenniel (1820-1914) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright free (in public domain) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshop format </li></ul>References: Schwier, R. A. (2007). A typology of catalysts, emphases and elements of virtual leanring communities. In R. Luppicini (Ed.), Trends in distance education: A focus on communitieis of learning. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. Dorman, J. (2008). Power up your professional learning network. Retrieved October 23, 2008 from http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/ppln .
  5. 5. <ul><li>Alice follows a White Rabbit down the rabbit hole </li></ul><ul><li>Looks for the key to the garden </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Community as filter </li></ul><ul><li>Keller’s ARCS motivational model </li></ul><ul><li>Role of the community leader </li></ul>Reference: Keller, J. (2008). First principles of motivation to learn and e-learning. Distance Education, 29(2), 175-185.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.twitter.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Alice grows and doesn’t know herself – she cries </li></ul><ul><li>Alice shrinks and meets a mouse in her pool of tears </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Legitimate participants </li></ul><ul><li>Rules and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edublogs.com </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The community caught in pool try to figure out how to get dry. </li></ul><ul><li>Alice confused mouse’s tail for his tale </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Mutuality </li></ul><ul><li>Historicity </li></ul>
  10. 10. Photo credit: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7702913.stm Welsh translation: “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated.”
  11. 11. <ul><li>Alice is mistaken by the Rabbit for someone else and he sends her off to fetch his fan and gloves. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Medium both engaging and prohibitive </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desire2Learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Alice admits her identity crisis to the caterpillar </li></ul><ul><li>He tells her about the powers of the mushroom </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Insiders </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Delicious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Diigo </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Duchess turns everything into a moral. </li></ul><ul><li>Alice learns that pepper makes you hot-tempered. </li></ul><ul><li>Alice meets the Cheshire Cat </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Community Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Social Protocols </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents as Partners </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>The Hatter, the Dormouse and the March Hare are having a tea party. </li></ul><ul><li>They question Alice to a point of insult and she leaves. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Plurality </li></ul><ul><li>Choices </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Making choices </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/intrepidteacher </li></ul>Sometimes dialectical relationships feel more antagonistic than helpful. 10:01 PM Nov 2nd from twhirl Do I really need this person in my network? Contemplating opposing viewpoints and how they help or hurt community. 10:00 PM Nov 2nd from twhirl Is it worth having people who are VERY different than you in your network? Why? Finding myself needing to explain why Dick Cheney is evil. 9:59 PM Nov 2nd from twhirl
  19. 19. <ul><li>Alice wonders why the rose tree is being painted. </li></ul><ul><li>The game of croquet uses flamingoes as mallet heads and hedgehogs as balls. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>The Duchess comes to the Croquet ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Mock Turtle’s education: Reeling and Writhing, the Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Story-telling </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Alice learns a new dance. </li></ul><ul><li>Gryphon explains things to Alice. </li></ul><ul><li>Alice relates her adventure, feeling comfortable with Mock Turtle and Gryphon. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Trajectories </li></ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Styles </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>K12 Online Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents as Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open, Social, Connected: Reflections of an Open Graduate Course Experience Dr. Alec Couros </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Webcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EdTech Weekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents as Partners </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>The Knave of Hearts is accused of stealing the tarts. Many of the animals are present and have different roles in the court. </li></ul><ul><li>The White Rabbit is the Herald. </li></ul><ul><li>Alice grows larger. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Aggregators and RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GoogleReader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedburner </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Alice is called as a witness and challenges the Queen </li></ul><ul><li>She calls them just a pack of cards </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Inbound to apprentice to insider </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>Of course Alice wakes up from her dream and so will you. </li></ul><ul><li>But your network is real, with real people and real connections. </li></ul><ul><li>Your network awaits you, Alice. </li></ul>